FRIDAY, 18 DECEMBER 2009
The battle of TSGs
The Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita reports on a possible conflict between Poland and Czech with regard to protection of smoked sausages.
Polish meat producers seek to protect two types of sausages as the Traditional Speciality Guaranteed (TSG) - Kabanosy and Kiełbasa myśliwska, and as we learn from Europa’s website this designation does not refer to an origin, but highlights the traditional composition or means of production of the product.
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Rzeczpospolita is almost certain and shares this opinion in its article that the Czech Government have lodged objections in Brussels to the Polish applications. The Czech Ministry of Agriculture was called for such action by the Czech meat industry. As Rzeczpospolita informs Czech daily newspaper "Lidove Noviny" accused Poland of lie, arguing that Kabanosy and Kiełbasa Myśliwska products are not only from Poland, but they were also produced in the area of former Czechoslovakia. Journalists of "Lidove Noviny" were afraid that the registration will prevent the Czechs in the production of these sausages.
Posted by: Tomasz Rychlicki @ 14.28
Tags: TSGs, Kabanos, Kiełbasa Mysliwska,